Civil War

Was nuclear strategy an attempt to rationalise the irrational

The thesis I really want to put across is best summarized by the words of former US secretary of defence Robert McNamara, recalling the Cuban Missile Crisis: “I want to say, and this is important: at the end we lucked out! It was luck that prevented nuclear war. We came that close to nuclear war […]

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Homeland Security

America has felt secure and trustworthy of other people as well as countries in the past several hundred years; after 9/11 the United States re-evaluated their previous thoughts. After the unforgettable attack on the U. S. A. the Commander of chief, (President Bush) vowed he would not let terrorists take our freedom here in the […]

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Nations and Nationalism since 1780

The question of whether the U. S. A is a nation, state, or a nation-state is one with no straightforward answer. One’s first reaction to the question is to answer that yes the U. S is a nation, for we have been taught and it is generally accepted that the United States is certainly a […]

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The Modernization of American Mobility The Transformation of Diners on the Open Road

The diner is a universal symbol of Americana, these quintessentially American establishments can be found from the junction between York and Eagle Rock Boulevard to the busy streets of Seoul. Diners, no matter private or corporate owned, instantly brings comforting and nostalgic images of 1950s to mind- Googie architecture, booth seats, waitresses on roller-skates and […]

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A summary of articles concerned with population control and reproductive rights

It should be noted that this book is an American one, and hence the focus and examples used are American. This summary follows the book in this regard, in that it too focuses on the United States. However, a more in-depth analysis on fertility control would have to examine the position of women within different […]

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Restructuring Business, Labor, and Government

The deindustrialisation in America started right after the second world war. It was a time period where several major shifts were made. One of them is the ” capital flight” which made businesses in the United States of America move from the industrialised North to southern locations which had the advantages of cheaper labour, weaker […]

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Media Frenzy

When the media attempts to portray a person or event to the public, the absolute truth is never completely achieved. The way people think about themselves is never exactly how the media will portray their image. Take for example, Harry Truman’s decision to drop the Atomic Bomb. One knows that the citizens of Japan have […]

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Mississippi

Mississippi, with the picturesque river, magnolia scented evenings, and antebellum mansions is the quintessential southern state. However, there is much more to this, our 20th state, than confederate attitudes and racial tension. “The state never adopted progressive ideas or embraced social change with any enthusiasm. History made Mississippi a conservative place. ” (Woodard, 2006) Organized […]

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US The diplomatic Failure Afghanistan

Afghanistan. Vietnam. Middle East. Somalia. Bosnia. What do these share in common? US great crusades to uphold justice and protect the innocent. Uphold justice? Protect the innocent? Yeah, right … and Israelis and Palestinians have smiled and shaken hands with each other. That’s just a whole lot of US propaganda. Just look at the mess […]

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The treatment of the mentally ill in the United States has traveled

Policies regarding the treatment of those deemed mentally ill have been formed, reformed, and then changed back. New break throughs in medicine, new ideas in care, and new ideas on the origins of the illnesses have all played their part in shaping how these people are treated. In the United States, the mentally ill have […]

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